Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, our team at San Francisco-based Let it Ripple has had four films premiere at Sundance, has won over 80 awards and distinctions, and has had four films selected by The U.S. State Department to screen at embassies around the world to foster dialogue across borders.
Let it Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and updating these topics through an engaging, accessible, 21st century lens. Over the past ten years, we have created and distributed 30 films, engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue, pioneered a new way of making films we call “Cloud Filmmaking,” where we make films collaboratively with people all over the world, and founded a new model to start global conversations with screenings and discussions across all continents on the same day, with a combination of live and virtual events.
Our annual global day Character Day is now in its fourth year. It has grown from having 1,500 events its first year, to 6,700 events its second year, to over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states this past fall. The fourth annual Character Day is set for September 13th, 2017. We are now launching our newest initiative — using the same, unique, successful model of Character Day, the first annual 50/50 Day — a global conversation with thousands of events all focused on how to get to gender parity — is set for May 10th.